CREATIVE ARTS SUMMER CAMPS


Youth Rock Camp

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Ages 9-13   |   9am - 3pm   |   Student Concert on Friday afternoon

Location - The Riekes Center

Cost:  $500 - (limited scholarships available)

Dates - June 18-22   |   Aug 6-10

Extended Care available

EARLY BIRDS - register by March 1st and get $50 off each camp

 

Learn new songs, jam in a band, and give a stellar performance in concert!  Whether you’re just getting into your instrument, or you have rocked out before, this will be a fun week full of music. Expand your musical ability and vocabulary, including scales, chord progressions and rhythm studies found in today’s popular music. Develop the technique you need to rock out and gain confidence in your stage presence in a welcoming small-group environment.

Youth Rock Camp is designed for those who play Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, and Vocals. If you play another instrument, please email bennett@riekes.org to see if we can accommodate you.

 

ALREADY A RIEKES CENTER STUDENT?

You will need to create a new password on our registration site.  Use the parent's email and student's name

You will be directed to our registration site, Mindbody Online, when you click Sign Up (opens in a new window)


Teen Rock Camp

Ages 13-18   |   9am - 3pm   |   Student Concert on Friday afternoon

Location - The Riekes Center

Cost:  $500 - (limited scholarships available)

Dates - July 16-20

Extended Care available

EARLY BIRDS - register by March 1st and get $50 off each camp

 

Learn new songs, jam in a band, and give a stellar performance in concert! Expand your musical ability and vocabulary, including scales, chord progressions and rhythm studies found in today’s popular music. Develop the technique you need to rock out and gain confidence in your stage presence in a welcoming small-group environment.

Rock Camp is designed for those who play Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, and Vocals. If you play another instrument, please email bennett@riekes.org to see if we can accommodate you.

 

ALREADY A RIEKES CENTER STUDENT?

You will need to create a new password on our registration site.  Use the parent's email and student's name

You will be directed to our registration site, Mindbody Online, when you click Sign Up (opens in a new window)


Electronic Music Production Camp

Ages 10-18   |   9am - 3pm   |   Student Showcase on Friday afternoon

Location - The Riekes Center

Cost:  $500 - (limited scholarships available)

Dates - June 25-29   |   July 9-13           

Extended Care available

EARLY BIRDS - register by March 1st and get $50 off each camp

Unravel the world of sound design and make your own compositions!  This camp fosters the young composer who is interested in refining his or her ideas into a fully mixed and layered song. Participants develop their own sounds while defining their artistic identity and voice. 

This camp includes opportunities to explore midi synthesizers, sampling, beat making and live recording, all with the goal of creating sonic masterpieces for multiple uses. Participants learn industry standard software including Pro-Tools, Reason and Ableton Live. No previous experience necessary.

 

ALREADY A RIEKES CENTER STUDENT?

You will need to create a new password on our registration site.  Use the parent's email and student's name

You will be directed to our registration site, Mindbody Online, when you click Sign Up (opens in a new window)


Youth Video Production Camp

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Ages 8-11   |   9:30am - 2:30pm   | Student Screening on Friday afternoon

Location - The Riekes Center

Cost:  $500 - (limited scholarships available)

Dates - June 18-22         

Extended Care available

EARLY BIRDS - register by March 1st and get $50 off each camp

 

Dive into the basics of digital video production and bring your imagination to life through the magic of movie making! Explore the beloved craft while learning to use professional equipment, editing software and much more!

 

ALREADY A RIEKES CENTER STUDENT?

You will need to create a new password on our registration site.  Use the parent's email and student's name

You will be directed to our registration site, Mindbody Online, when you click Sign Up (opens in a new window)


Teen Video Production Camp

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Ages 12-18   |   9:30am - 2:30pm   |   Student Screening on Friday afternoon

Location - The Riekes Center

Cost:  $500 - (limited scholarships available)

Dates - July 9-13

Extended Care available

EARLY BIRDS - register by March 1st and get $50 off each camp

 

Dive into the basics of digital video production and bring your imagination to life through the magic of movie making! Explore the beloved craft while learning to use professional equipment, editing software and much more!

 

ALREADY A RIEKES CENTER STUDENT?

You will need to create a new password on our registration site.  Use the parent's email and student's name

You will be directed to our registration site, Mindbody Online, when you click Sign Up (opens in a new window)


Digital Photography Camp

Ages 10-18   |   9am - 3pm   |   Student Showcase on Friday afternoon

Location - The Riekes Center

Cost:  $500 - (limited scholarships available)

Dates - June 25-29   |   July 23-27  

Extended Care available

EARLY BIRDS - register by March 1st and get $50 off each camp

This camp provides students with the tools they need to express themselves through digital and film photography. Students learn photography skills such as operation of manual and auto-focus cameras, exposure settings, lighting, basic composition, and digital photo editing. Instructors also provide step-by-step instruction on the development and enlargement of 35mm film photographs in the darkroom. 

Photography has the power to shed light on the world in unexpected ways. A well-composed image can change the way someone thinks or feels. Create images that reflect your point of view in a fresh and inspired way.

 

ALREADY A RIEKES CENTER STUDENT?

You will need to create a new password on our registration site.  Use the parent's email and student's name

You will be directed to our registration site, Mindbody Online, when you click Sign Up (opens in a new window)


CAMP AFCANA

Ages 7-13   |   9am - 3pm

Dates - June 11-15   |   June 25-29   |   July 16-20   |   July 23-27   |   July 30 - Aug 3

Location - The Riekes Center

Cost:  $395 - (limited scholarships available)

Extended Care available

EARLY BIRDS - register by March 1st and get $50 off each camp

What is AFCANA?

Join us for the ultimate summer camp that fuels creativity, develops fitness, and connects us to the natural world around us! Camp AFCANA integrates programming from the 3 departments at the Riekes Center - Athletic Fitness, Creative Arts, & Nature Awareness. This camp creates a full mind-body learning experience.

We will create opportunities for students to experience:

  • Three worlds of exciting experiential learning all in one facility
  • Staff trained in multi-disciplinary programming and best practices in education that enable growth in multiple intelligences
  • Exploration of interests and new worlds of learning.  A unique summer camp experience found nowhere else!

 

ALREADY A RIEKES CENTER STUDENT?

You will need to create a new password on our registration site.  Use the parent's email and student's name

You will be directed to our registration site, Mindbody Online, when you click Sign Up (opens in a new window)


Extended Care

The Riekes Center provides extended care for most of our camps throughout the summer.

EARLY DROP-OFF - Available 8 - 9 am (complimentary)

Students have access to our Extended Care room for a quiet, safe space to read or play quiet games until camp begins. 

AFTERCARE - Available until 5 pm

Aftercare is available for all camps held at the Riekes Center except for Surf Camp.

Aftercare includes:

  • healthy snack
  • movies
  • quiet reading and relaxation room
  • group activities and games
  • arts and crafts
  • time to practice skills learned at camp

COST - $10/hr, billed in 30 minute increments

We provide automatic billing for the week. Just give us a credit/debit card and we will track the amount of Aftercare you use and charge you at the end of the week. You can also pay on site in advance of each day/week, if you prefer.    

SCHEDULING OPTIONS

There is no need to sign up for Extended Care at this time. Read below for how scheduling will work during the week of camp.

  1. Online In Advance
    • A week before camp, we will send an email to all campers
      • The email includes a form where you can choose the days you will use Aftercare
  2. In Person, In Advance 
    • On the first day of camp, come into the center and give us your schedule for the week
  3. In Person, Day by Day
    • Come into the center and tell us at the front desk that you plan to use Aftercare that afternoon

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy

Before May 1st - we provide a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee

May 1st or later - we can only provide a refund minus $50 cancellation fee if your spot is filled by a wait-listed camper

Summer Camp Scholarships

The Riekes Center's mission is to provide people with the opportunity to participate, regardless of their ability to pay.  We have scholarships available for all of our summer camps. 

To apply for a scholarship online, sign up for the camp and choose the "Summer Camp Scholarship Deposit" option on the checkout screen (see image below). 

After you complete your online registration, you will receive an email within 2-3 business days with information on how to fill out the Scholarship Application and set up an appointment with our Scholarship Department. The $5 Deposit will be applied toward your camp tuition, and we will refund your $5 if you decide not to participate after completing the scholarship process.

Please contact Aaron Alvarez at aalvarez@riekes.org or (650) 364-2509 if: 

  • You have any questions or concerns about the Scholarship process
  • You do not currently have a credit or debit card you can use to sign up online
  • You are not comfortable signing up online for any reason